Alaska State Troopers investigating a report of a teenage boy in Alakanuk shot in the left calf said Monday that the wound was self-inflicted, a result of a hunting accident.
The 15-year-old was walking home alone from a hunting trip at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday when the incident occurred. He was shot by what is believed to be a .22 caliber firearm, troopers said in a dispatch posted Monday.
The teen suffered a minor injury and was flown to Bethel, treated at a hospital and released, troopers said.
After re-interviewing the teen, troopers said, they determined the shooting was accidental.
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